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Mississippi Still Needs More School Nurses

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Mississippi is far from the nationally-recommended student-nurse ratio, but education officials are making strides to put more nurses in public schools.

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Study: Orangutan populations declining sharply

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action isn't taken, a new study says.

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At root of most wildfires, by far: People

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Playing with matches, being careless with a campfire, even burning a letter from an estranged husband: Some of the most devastating wildfires in the country's recent history have been started by people.

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California wildfires strain state's resources

Posted: 07/06/2008 - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.

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14 dead after heavy rains in north India

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Flooding, house collapses and lightning strikes caused by heavy rains killed at least 14 people in northern India, taking the reported death toll in the annual monsoon season to 79.

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Baby survives landslide in Bangladesh

Posted: 07/06/2008 - A baby girl was pulled from the rubble unharmed Sunday after a landslide destroyed her family's home in southern Bangladesh, killing her parents and two older siblings.

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Tropical depression hovers near Mexico

Posted: 07/06/2008 - A tropical depression scattered rains across Mexico's Pacific coast on Sunday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it was likely to reach tropical storm force.

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Tired firefighters battle 330 Calif. wildfires

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Firefighters got a gift of a mild, mostly windless night and a forecast for similar conditions Sunday as they attempted to protect thousands of Santa Barbara County homes from a huge wildfire, one of more than 300 taxing their energy and resources around the state.

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Senator Burton On Medicaid Debate

Updated: 07/05/2008 - several weeks ago, the Senate came up with a bill Burton believes creates a permanent Medicaid funding source

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Obama Fest 2008

Updated: 07/05/2008 - Supporters of Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama spend Saturday night campaigning.

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More Ethanol Fuel Used in Magnolia State

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Fuel containing 10 percent or less of ethanol began popping up not long after the Mississippi Legislature rewrote the definitions of allowable gasoline mixtures to line up with international standards.

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Buying Meth Homes

Posted: 07/05/2008 - The state of Mississippi is taking steps to insure that home buyers know whether or not their house had been used a methamphetamine lab.

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Mississippi Executions Moving Faster

Posted: 07/05/2008 - If condemned inmate Dale Leo Bishop is executed as planned this month, it will be the swiftest a death penalty has been carried out in Mississippi since the days of the gas chamber.

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Pops at the Park

Posted: 07/04/2008 - From young to old, thousands packed Bonita Lakes park in Meridian for the annual "Pops at the Park " Fourth of July celebrations.

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Guard And Reserve Special Report-Part 3

Updated: 07/05/2008 - These two families say they have been fortunate. Neither dad has had to leave home for more than several weeks at a time, but if they were deployed for a long stay..they know their families back home will support them.

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Wind keeps California fires raging on 2 fronts

Posted: 07/04/2008 - A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening a total of more than 4,500 homes.

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